Venerable Tenzin Yignyen: "Sand Mandala Creation"
MassArt, The Studio Foundation, and The Brant Gallery are pleased to welcome the Venerable Tenzin Yignyen for his 14th Sand Mandala Creation with us, Monday, September 9 - Friday, September 13 in the DMC Atrium. Over the years, Tenzin has shared the importance of developing love, kindness, and compassion in every human being in our society in order to create a happy, healthy and peaceful world.
Tenzin was born in Phari, Tibet in 1953. In 1961, two years after Communist China invaded Tibet, Tenzin and his parents escaped into India, first to Baksa and then to Dharamsala. In 1969, Tenzin entered Namgyal Monastery at the age of 16 and began his monastic studies in Buddhist philosophies, rituals, meditation practice and arts. In 1976, when he was 22, Tenzin received the vows of a fully ordained monk from His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Currently, Tenzin teaches at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, in Geneva, N.Y., as Instructor of Asian Studies. He travels throughout the United States and globally to make sand paintings and give lectures about Tibetan Buddhist arts and philosophy. He has lectured at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Asia Society in New York City, Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, NY and the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival in Washington, D.C and Trinity College of Hartford, Conn among many other numerous schools and organizations.
Monday, September 9 - Thursday, September 12
8:30 am - Morning Prayer and Meditation
9:45 - 30 Minute Talk & Discussion, Question & Answer
*10:15 - 10:30am - Mandala Creation Observation
10:30 - 12:30 - Talk & Discussion, Question & Answer
12:30 - 1:30 - Lunch Break
*2-2:30pm - Mandala Creation Observation
2:30 - 3:30 pm - Mandala Talk & Discussion
Friday, September 13
8:30 - 9:30am: Talk & Discussion, Question & Answer, Dismantling Ceremony
*Denotes best time for students/class observation of the construction of the Mandala.
Location: DMC Atrium
Friday, September 13 at 8:30am
Design and Media Center, Atrium
621 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115